Month: March 2014

Web-blocking and copyright protection: the European court sets the limits

 Court of Justice of the European Union has finally determined the limits under which national courts can require ISPs (Internet access providers) to block access to websites in order to prevent or impede copyright infringements. The decision of the Court (Judgment in Case C‑314/12…

Lights and darkness of the (EP) net neutrality reform

Today the ITRE committee of the European Parliament approved a draft reform of Net Neutrality supported by Pilar del Castillo, a Spanish rapporteur (EPP) who is in charge of the Connected Continent Proposal. The approved draft is more advanced than the proposal tabled by…

The controversial truth about the end of international roaming

(See Update at the bottom of then post) There is lot of excitation about the fact the roaming tariffs should disappear soon in the European Union, with lots of benefits for consumers in terms of easiness of travels and saving. An important – however…

The European Parliament and the big game of the Net Neutrality

On March 18, 2014 the European Parliament (ITRE Committee) will take an important decision in the matter of Net Neutrality. Or maybe not. Currently, 2 set of compromise amendments have been tabled, one from the main rapporteur Mrs. Pilar del Castillo (Spain, PPE), the…